A photo of Jason Kenney and some other government officials having a patio meeting in Edmonton recently surfaced online along with allegations about breaking public health orders.
In a question period in the legislature on Thursday, June 3, NDP deputy leader Sarah Hoffman pressed Kenney about the gathering. "When most Albertans think about discipline and humility, they don't think about white table cloths, a 40 of Jameson, litres upon litres of wine, and San Pellegrino on the roof of the Sky Palace," she said, asking him to "admit that he broke the public health orders, and apologize."
"I did no such thing," Kenney began. "On Tuesday, we moved forward with Stage 1 of Alberta's Open for Summer Plan," he continued. "We had a business dinner which we moved outside with six people that was fully rule-compliant."
He said that the opposition is really just showing that they don't want Alberta to move ahead with the reopening.
Kenney also added that Jameson is "a nice Irish whiskey but it's not the finest. It's a budget liquor," he assured.